If you’ve been listening to “Poetry and Everything” regularly, or even now&then, you know that the past several months have included shows with various formats (that is, not what had been the standard in the first three years of the show). This one, too, is different, in both format and content. Recently, in conversation with Tiel Aisha Ansari – the host of KBOO’s “Wider Window Poetry” – she asked me if I’d ever thought of presenting a reading of my own work on the show. Tiel knows I’ll be stopping this monthly show schedule after January 2020 (don’t miss the last show!), and she was serious about context and timing. This show, the penultimate, is what’s come of her thoughtful response – offered with special thanks to my excellent colleague, Tiel, our estimable Warrior Poet. Note: Since this page already has a photo of me (from 2018), I’ve plugged in a couple others for this show, which includes poems from a span of years; these other photos are from other years: 1946 and 1972.